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  • Moms Share DIY Christmas Tree Ideas If You Have Makukulit Toddlers At Home

    These are toddler-proof!
    by Fatima Castillo .
Moms Share DIY Christmas Tree Ideas If You Have Makukulit Toddlers At Home
PHOTO BY (FROM LEFT) Marj PD, Issa Ramos
  • It's Christmas in 40 days — have you put up your Christmas trees and decorations yet?

    If you have young kids (and pets!) in the house, toddler-proofing your trees and decorations is a must. It's not just to keep your holiday setup safe — ornaments and lights can become choking hazards for curious little hands.

    DIY Christmas trees and decorations

    Don't know where to start? Don't worry, to the rescue are our Smart Parenting Village moms who shared their unique Christmas trees made from different recycled materials!

    Check out these DIY home decor that are safe and pretty to look at!

    Christmas ball tree

    "Di na namin kinabit 'yung actual tree namin ngayon kasi wala nang space and talagang malikot na ang anak ko," mom Arnie shares.
    PHOTO BY Arnie Punla

    Arnie Punla gathered their old Christmas balls from previous years and stacked it against a white board using clear push pins. Tip: Place it high on a wall so your children won't be able to grab it!

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    Christmas tree in a bottle

    Simple but aesthetic!
    PHOTO BY Marj PD
    This Christmas "tree" by mom Marj PD might look simple but we think it's beautiful! All you need is a bottle, wrap it with green string and tie a red bow to cinch the look together. Drop some "leaves" inside and you're done!

    Use a table lamp

    Mommy Yan chose an elegant tree lamp that she placed on their TV console.
    PHOTO BY Yan Sulit
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    Hang it up

     

    These tiny decorations look so cute!
    PHOTO BY Roda Bautista
    Keep it small, and out of reach from your children — “para ‘di maabot ng malilikot na bata,” said mommy Roda Bautista. This corner will surely keep surprise gifts for the little ones safe until they can finally open them on December 25th.

     

     

    This one was inspired by Pinterest!
    PHOTO BY Magell Duque-Mejia
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    Mom Magell Duque-Mejia hung their Christmas tree made of wood and thin rope against the wall. Bright and colorful light bulbs, plus stuffed elves completed the decor. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

    Use recycled materials

    From tuyot na sanga to Christmas tree!
    PHOTO BY Vana Cayabyab

    Mom Vana Cayabyab transformed this dried branch without spending a cent. All she had to do was paint it white and hang ornaments to complete the look!

    All that’s left is to hang Christmas lights!
    PHOTO BY Jade Santos-Villegas
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    “Kaway-kaway!” said Jade Santos-Villegas as she showed her little Christmas village made out of recycled materials.

    You don't always need a tree to feel the holiday spirit!
    PHOTO BY Emma Cruz

    Emma Cruz and her family put their child's stuffed toys on display and made a standee that spelled 'Merry Christmas' using scratch paper.

    Put it on the table and marvel at this cute display!
    PHOTO BY Marj PD
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    Mom Marj is super creative! Here she is again with a Christmas tree made from old eco bags.

    Use paper

    Since they lived in a small space, mom Precious maximized their wall and door for decoration.
    PHOTO BY Precious Pestaño-Mayuga
    Mom Precious Pestaño-Mayuga brightened up their plain, white walls with the help of cut out paper. Using Cricut, she made hanging stars, a wreath, and her Christmas tree with mistletoes. She also made tried paper quilling — using thin strips of paper, she rolled it up, stuck them all together, and formed another Christmas tree.

    Use felt

    You can put family photos on these felt frames to make your tree even more special!
    PHOTO BY Trins Se
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    Don't have time to do a complete DIY? Mom Trins Se bought a Christmas tree made out of felt online and she and her kids had a blast decorating it. Lovely and with a personal touch!

     

    Print out different Christmas designs and characters and stick them on your walls with your kids as a fun bonding activity!
    PHOTO BY Issa Ramos
    Like other moms, Issa Ramos chose to print out designs and stick it on their walls as decorations. She also bought a felt Christmas tree, which her son had fun decorating.

     

     

    With or without lighting, this felt paper tree gives the illusion of having a 3D Christmas tree in the house!
    PHOTO BY Kathleen Bugarin
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    Mom Kathleen Bugarin set up her felt Christmas tree with detachable ornaments and fairy lights by hanging it on the curtains.

    Want to share your DIY projects or #budgetperofancy home makeover? Email us at smartparentingsubmissions@gmail.com and tell us about your project. For more home improvement and renovation ideas, click here.

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